This is episode 185 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:
Google Voice vs. Apple, FCC Calls for Open Internet, Calculator Hackers Under Fire, Anti-Windows 7 Scheme, and more...
What's new in Episode 185
Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, Editorial Director, PCMagCast.com
Cade Metz, U.S. Editor, The Register
Dan Goodin, Dan Goodin, The Register
Apple vs. Google Voice
Google has told the US Federal Communication Commission that Apple rejected the Google Voice and Google Lattitude apps it submitted to the iTunes App Store - though Apple says otherwise. Google also had asked the FCC to keep under wraps Apple's stated reasons for rejecting the apps: namely that Google Voice duplicated the "core dialer functionality of the iPhone." Apple claims that lack of approval doesn't equal rejection.
"Evil" Windows 7 Campaign
The Free Software Foundation's Windows 7 sins campaign goes global next week, with letters to 500 of the world's charities and non-governmental organizations. Letters will encourage organizations to use the introduction of Windows 7 by Microsoft in October as an opportunity to review their use of Windows and evaluate open-source software instead.
EU Shows Smoking Guns from Intel Ruling
The EU has revealed documents that supported its record $1.6 billion fine against Intel for anti-competitive practices. Internal documents from Intel's clients--Dell, Hewlett-Packard Co, NEC Corp, Lenovo and Media Saturn Holding--and their evidence showed that Intel paid computer makers to postpone or scrap plans to launch products using AMD chips, and gave illegal rebates.
Intel and Apple: Future Rivals?
As Intel readies its most potent chip yet for small devices, Apple may already be using competing technology. One of the themes of this week's Intel Developer Forum is the chip giant's foray into the smartphone and mobile Internet device markets, with its powerful Moorestown chip. Apple is doing similar development for iPhones, iPod Touches, etc.
Analysts: A Rough Year for Palm?
It could be a rough holiday season for shareholders of Palm, say analysts. Palm's revenue forecast for the current quarter missed Wall Street expectations by far, and it cut the price of its Pre phone by $50. Analysts say demand for the Pre phone is dying down, after initial interest.